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Sunday, July 13, 2008



The Blessing of Having a Best Friend

One of my biggest blessings is my network of support from friends and family, but by far, my most treasured is my best friend.

Perhaps some people have numerous best friends, but I've had only a handful in my lifetime. After I gave my life to Jesus fifteen years ago, I found myself sort of friendless; oh, I had lots of friendly people in my life, but no one close. Changing your entire way of life tends to do that. Jesus was my everything, but I still yearned for a flesh and blood friend I could be me with, so I asked God for one.

It took fourteen years, but I finally met that friend because her son and my son had become friends at school and they wanted to have a sleepover. Let me tell you, this woman was entirely worth the wait. She's everything I ever hoped for and more. God knew just who I needed and sent her at the right time.

If you have a close friend you can confide in who loves you through thick and thin, thank God and treasure the gift. You're fortunate. Not everyone has one. Take a moment today to call your friend and tell him/her just how much you appreciate your friendship.

If you don't have a close friend and long for one, don't give up. Ask God, keep asking God, and wait expectantly with gratitude for the one that's coming. Mine finally did. I believe yours will too. Let me ask God for you, too:

God, to all who read my blog and long for a close friend, please grant their desires and give them the close friends they long for who will love them through thick and thin and continue with them, for you know we need support to keep us strong and going in the right direction. Thank You, God. Amen.

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At 3:43 PM , Blogger DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Good friends are indeed one of our best blessings! Thanks for sharing!

At 6:03 PM , Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful post. I have just become reacquainted with some old friends, and I've come to appreciate their generous and loving hearts all over again. Friends are a rich blessing. Never let go!

At 6:16 PM , Anonymous CyberCelt said...

It is a blessing. I have 4 girlfriends since my teens and early 20s who have stuck with me through thick and thin. We may not see each other for years, as they live all over the country, but when we meet, it is as if it was yesterday we talked last.


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